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Wet response of English & Welsh Bishops to Roe vs Wade Overturned

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Finally, after much prompting, The Catholic Bishops have published something about the overturning of Roe vs Wade 4 days ago. Celebrities , politicians and the media have been decrying the ruling for days now and the bishops have said nothing. The reaction serves to demonstrate how woeful and inadequate their approach to this essential, pre-eminent issue of our times, continues to be. They love shouting about non-controversial issues like climate change and illegal immigrants, but always fail when it comes to the things they should be focused on. The only individual comment I spotted was from Bishop Egan: Fantastic news about the overturning of Roe v. Wade - a real opportunity for the promotion of life in the US. It gives new heart to our campaigns here. pic.twitter.com/82KO4A9EJ6 — Bishop Philip Egan (@BishopEgan) June 25, 2022 Given the massive victory this constitutes for the pro-life cause, how can our bishops say so little? It was left to Westminster Auxiliary Bishop John Sher

The Hierarchy are "Hopelessly Dancing with Shadows"

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Fr John A. Perricone PhD is a professor of philosophy, a prolific writer and lecturer from New York. He is someone I have had the pleasure of meeting at some length and he was immediately recognisable as a great intellect and a talented homilist, with a wealth of knowledge to draw upon to make his points. He writes on the Synod in Crisis Magazine : “That which I tell you in the dark, speak ye in the light:  and that which you hear in the ear,  preach ye upon the  housetops.” ( Matthew 10:27) It seems as though navel-gazing is quite the fashion these days —even in the Church, if Synodal “listening” is any indication. The problem with navel-gazing,  a fortiori  Synodal “listening,” is that it prefers solipsistic reverie to the bold injunctions of Christ Our Savior. Rather than considering ways for Holy Church to bring the fire of her divine teachings to a wheezing culture drawing its last breath, it chooses the exhausted psychobabble of the transgressive seventies. This world of ours, t

Cardinal Müller: Fr James Martin's Teaching is Heresy

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Cardinal Gerhard Müller, former Prefect for the CDF, removed by Francis speaks to John Henry Westen about some of the madness going on in the Church at the moment. He says no one understands what is going on with Pope Francis and the August consistory and expresses concern about the appointment of Bishop McElroy to the Cardinalate . He says it makes no sense that this suffragan bishop has been appointed over his superior: Gomez, who is a good, faithful bishop. The Cardinal states that this strange move seems to stem directly from a misunderstanding of the Church in that it is an attempt to politicise the Church, seeking to change the Church to fit certain political agendas and to support political agendas. Here he is clearly stating that McElroy and the Pope are blatantly attempting to support Biden and are putting this political approach above a theological and moral approach to the issues of life and moral integrity. Cardinal Müller flatly condemns McElroy's promotion of issues l

Pope Francis & Vatican II. Has he read the documents?

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As Pope Francis seems to grow increasingly polemical in his comments, Raymond Arroyo and Dr. Peter Kwasniewski expose the incoherence in his increasingly rant-filled comments: far from implementing the Council (by which the Pope only means the Second Vatican Council), Pope Francis doesn't even seem to know what "the Council" taught, regularly conflating his comments on implementation with elements never even discussed by Vatican II.

Is McCarrick De Facto Pope?

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An important post from Anthony Stine - he asks the question surely everyone is wondering since the last batch of Cardinals was announced: "Francis has elevated a number of highly questionable prelates to senior positions in the roman curia recently and elevated more questionable junior members of the episcopate to their first positions as the local ordinary of their own dioceses and many of them have something in common that a lot of people aren’t really talking about. Statistically too many of these men have direct ties to Ted McCarrick for it to be coincidental. Today I’m going to give you the highlights of that because the sheer number of McCarrick’s men who are getting promoted right now leaves me asking a rhetorical question: Is Ted McCarrick the de facto pope?"  

Fr Weinandy: The Pope Insults The Faithful

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When I actually consider how dreadful the Pontificate of Jorge Bergoglio has been, I am literally amazed that he has been allowed to remain in post. There are no more excuses. He is a knave who deliberately favours thieves , abusers , narcissists and charlatans . He has enshrined Pagan idols in the Vatican and promoted globalist, anti-Catholic agenda's  which work against the Gospel. The Catholic Church is a network of dozens of churches, all unified by their association with the Pope, who acts as a physical point of unity for the Church. The simplest working definition of a Catholic is a Christian who is in communion with the bishop of Rome, as I have posted on this introductory page to my blog . Has Pope Francis served as a point of unity or division? His whole Pontificate is a tirade of condemnation. Not of the evils of the world which threaten the establishment of the Heavenly Kingdom, no, Francis criticises the faithful: the faith itself  and those who hold it in high regard

Heavenly Dominican Rite Mass in Covent Garden

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On a much more positive note, I was fortunate enough to attend a sung Mass in the Dominican Rite at Corpus Christi, Maiden Lane  on Monday. This is one in a series of special liturgies which form part of the London Eucharistic Octave for 2022 . Corpus Christi, a London Church of great provenance, has recently been restored and dedicated as the Diocesan Shrine of the Blessed Sacrament, making it a particular place of pilgrimage and devotion to the Eucharist. The Eucharistic Octave runs from 11th - 19th June 2022, leading up to Corpus Christi. Each day, Mass is celebrated in a different tradition of the Catholic Church. Full details at https://catholiclondon.org/ I had to rush up to London after work, but it is quite an easy run for me from Essex. It was a beautifully sunny day, and I brought a friend with me who has found their own faith greatly deepened through attending the Traditional Latin Mass, so I had someone to chat with on the train and share the experience with. Entering Corpu